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Ford exiting Japan and Indonesia

Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by Raj_pol, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Raj_pol

    Raj_pol Superiore

    Punto Evo 1.3

    The obvious question - should Fiat do the same with India? They are less than 0.5% - are at the bottom of the table, does not seem to have any concrete plans for India and may have already killed Jeep by bringing them as CBU's with possibly outrageous pricing.

    I would not understand the rationale of anywhere less than 5% market share for what is essentially a non luxury player. Heck even the big 3 Germans sell more luxury vehicles than Fiat in a a year.

    Bring in the rants :p
  2. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

    Linea 1.3
    In Fiat's case since they are already heavily invested it's quite evident they want to push through with manufacturing which does not show signs of retracting yet. Its a slow and cautious approach and we will need to see this year and 2017 how and what they implement in India.
  3. bibin

    bibin Regolare

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  4. gpunto75

    gpunto75 Amatore

    Grande Punto 1.3
    Ford seems prompt to agree on market situation there, as it sees no profitability in Japan , and has no local manufacturing facility in Indonesia.
    FCA's situation in India is different here. It makes profit and has local manufacturing facility.
    And they are a slow decision making firm. (They are still thinking whether or not to add the reverse camera , DRLs to all their models) Even if they think of exiting any time now, it will be implemented after only taking other 2 to 3 years of thinking.
    And yes, importing Jeep won't help initially (either customers or FCA). They seem to decide about the local faclity depending on sales number. It should have been other way around.
    Fiat still is happy sharing their facility with Tata, selling their engines to MSIL, (rather than going full fledge aggressive customer oriented products) . And They shall continue the same way, because its the only reason for their healthy balance sheet. They won't exit assembly joint venture with Tata and engine business.
    Keep fingers crossed, hope FCA brings in a 15 lakh Jeep, a mass centric super light 1000cc sub 4 lakh car for pan country market presence, and hand over their advertisements to enthusiastic fiatians. Or sells punto/linea to someone who provides us spares and service swiftly.

    @bibin sorry I posted my comments without reading yours.
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  5. manjunathkl

    manjunathkl Amatore

    Linea 1.4
    Fiat must bring more models, Bravo and Freemont to start with... They must not bring any small car, already that market is saturated.

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